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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher | #30

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Tillman allowed four earned runs over five innings but the Orioles beat the Blue Jays on Sunday.
It was one of his worst starts of the season, but the Baltimore offense pounced all over Jays starter Marcus Stroman and kept that roll going against the Toronto bullpen in an eventual 11-6 win. Tillman walked none and gave up only five hits, but two of those five hits were home runs. He should be able to get back on track next time out in a home start against the Rays. Jun 19 - 5:15 PM

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Chris Tillman held the Red Sox to just one run over seven innings while recording seven strikeouts in Tuesday's 3-2 victory.

The Red Sox didn't get to Tillman until Jackie Bradley belted a solo home run with one out in the seventh inning. He gave up just five hits and two walks on the night, throwing a season-high 120 pitches. Tillman now boasts a 2.74 ERA over 19 starts in his career against the Red Sox, and he's got his ERA for this season back under 3.00 at 2.87. The righty will put his 9-1 record on the line on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Jun 14 - 10:19 PM

Chris Tillman pitched masterfully to earn a win over the Royals on Wednesday night, slinging 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball while whiffing a career high nine batters and walking none.

Tillman's excellent season rolls on. His record improves to 8-1 with a 3.01 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. The Royals mustered eight hits off Tillman tonight but a Cheslor Cuthbert double was the only extra-base hit they could manage. Last year's 4.99 ERA is looking more and more like an aberration as Tillman has been good in four of the past five years.
Jun 8 - 11:09 PM

Chris Tillman served up three home runs for the second straight start as he was saddled with a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday.

Tillman gave up five runs in total on eight hits and a pair of walks over 5 2/3 innings, striking out five in the process. Carlos Beltran and Alex Rodriguez tagged him for back-to-back shots in the fourth inning, and Austin Romine added another the following frame. Even with his propensity to give up the big fly lately, Tillman still sits at 7-1 on the season with a 3.33 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday against the Orioles.
Jun 3 - 11:08 PM

Chris Tillman struggled to keep the ball in the park during Sunday's win over the Indians, allowing three home runs and four total runs over six innings.

Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli burned Tillman for a pair of home runs in the fourth inning. Napoli's was of the two-run variety. Jason Kipnis would hit a solo shot off the right-hander in the sixth to polish off the scoring on his line. Tillman has now allowed five home runs over his last three starts after surrendering just one dinger through his first seven outings. Despite his recent homer-happy ways, Tillman owns a smooth 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 61/27 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings. He will hit the road for a date with the Yankees next time he toes the rubber.
May 29 - 4:33 PM

Chris Tillman held the Astros to two runs over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

Tillman yielded just three hits and three walks, but a Luis Valbuena two-run homer in the fifth inning was enough to saddle Tillman with a no-decision. Still, it was the latest in a string of strong starts from the 28-year-old. Tillman now has seven consecutive quality starts dating back to mid-April, and the right-hander is 6-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 1.13 WHIP overall. Tillman will try to keep the train rolling Sunday at the Indians.
May 25 - 12:55 AM

Chris Tillman struck out six and allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s win over the Mariners.

Just more of the same from Mr. Tillman. He whiffed a batter per inning yet again and tossed his fifth-consecutive quality start, picking up his sixth win of the season. The right-hander would probably like to re-do the 3-1 cookie he threw to Leonys Martin in the top of the third; nonetheless, he continues to impress in his bounce-back campaign. Tillman has a stellar 2.61 ERA with 53 strikeouts in just 51 2/3 innings. The Astros will come to town for his next start.
May 18 - 10:19 PM

Chris Tillman continued his impressive start to the season with seven scoreless innings in Friday’s win over the Tigers.

Tillman gave up just five hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. He has now allowed one earned run or fewer in five of his eight starts this season while striking out 47 batters in 45 1/3 innings. After giving up 20 homers in 173 innings last season, he has allowed just one so far this year. He’ll bring a 2.58 ERA into a start against the Mariners next week.
May 13 - 10:00 PM

Chris Tillman pitched well in Sunday's win over the A's, surrendering three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Tillman struck out seven and walked four on the afternoon. He got the runs out of the way early, putting the O's in a 3-0 hole after one inning thanks to RBI hits from Yonder Alonso, Josh Reddick and Danny Valencia. That hole wouldn't last for long -- Baltimore scored 11 total runs before all was said and done. With the win, he improved to 4-1. Last season, Tillman held a 4.99 ERA, but he has more than turned that around through the first month-plus of 2016. The 28-year-old right-hander will carry a 3.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 40/16 K/BB ratio (38 1/3 innings, seven starts) into a home start against the Tigers next time he takes the mound.
May 8 - 5:42 PM

Chris Tillman fired seven innings of one-run ball in the Orioles' defeat of the Yankees on Tuesday.

Tillman gave up five hits and walked four, but he worked out of some tight situations with a total of nine strikeouts and five groundouts. The right-hander has a shiny 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 33/12 K/BB ratio in 32 innings (six starts) this season for the O's. He'll look to keep it all working next time out against the A's.
May 3 - 10:07 PM

Chris Tillman dominated the Rays on Wednesday night with nine strikeouts over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, picking up his second win of the year.

Tillman entered the game with one of the league’s biggest improvements in terms of his swinging-strike rate. It was 7.1 percent a year ago and had jumped to 10.8 percent before Wednesday’s start. Although his pre-game 7.36 K/9 didn’t reflect that elevated swinging-strike rate, it foreshadowed his huge night against the Rays. The right-hander now has 24 strikeouts in 25 innings, and his current 3.24 ERA is showing that his struggles a year ago may have been nothing more than an outlier.
Apr 27 - 10:01 PM

Chris Tillman allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Tillman gave up four hits and walked three on the night while striking out four. The quality start was the first of the season for the right-hander, who didn't factor in the decision to remain at 1-1 on the year. He'll take a 4.42 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Tuesday's start at the Rays.
Apr 21 - 11:23 PM

Chris Tillman was cruising until a five-run sixth inning did him in against the Rangers on Thursday.

Tillman allowed a solitary run on four hits over his first five innings, but the Rangers managed five hits and five runs against the right-hander in the disastrous sixth. Perhaps one could have seen it coming, as Tillman registered just one strikeout over his 5 1/3 innings of work. The rough outing inflated his season ERA to 5.11. It doesn't get any easier for Tillman on Wednesday when the Blue Jays are in town.
Apr 14 - 11:08 PM

Chris Tillman limited the Rays to one run over five innings in a 6-1 win on Friday.

Tillman gave up a solo homer to Evan Longoria in the first inning, but was able to keep the Rays off the board otherwise. He gave up just four hits in all while walking a pair and striking out five. Including his abbreviated Opening Day start on Monday against the Twins, Tillman has looked really solid out of the gate, but he has limited appeal in mixed fantasy leagues. He lines up for a start against the Red Sox in Boston next week, which doesn’t come recommended.
Apr 8 - 10:08 PM

The Orioles shuffled their starting rotation so that Chris Tillman will pitch on Friday against the Rays.

Just a little rejiggering by the Orioles here, as they are flipping Tillman and Mike Wright to allow Tillman to start on Friday. He earned the Opening Day start against the Twins, but managed just two scoreless innings before weather forced a delay. Tillman would not return to the mound. With him starting on Friday, Wright will start Saturday. The O's have yet to announce their Sunday starter.
Apr 6 - 4:14 PM

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